"Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends" introduces entirely new levels of fun to the refreshing gameplay vanquishing swarms of enemies with mighty warriors found in "Dynasty Warriors 8."Read full description
"Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends" introduces entirely new levels of fun to the refreshing gameplay vanquishing swarms of enemies with mighty warriors found in "Dynasty Warriors 8."
In story mode, where you can immerse yourself in the vivid tales of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, it is now possible to play as the mighty warrior "Lu Bu," and embark on a journey that depicts his way of life. Additionally, many new hypothetical scenarios to existing Romance of the Three Kingdoms battles have been added, as well as new playable characters, weapons types, growth/speedrun elements, and more! What's more, a revamped Ambition Mode and completely new Challenge Mode offer whole new ways to enjoy the "Dynasty Warriors 8" universe.
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This game has a MASSIVE amount of content. It includes all of the content from DW8 as well as the content from XL combined into one. Anyone who has played DW knows this is unheard of as usually KOEI will release the standard game, then XL and Empires are usually standalone expansions you can buy. The storytelling of the three kingdoms (plus the fourth one) has never been better. The English VO is also really good, considering it used to be horrible in this series. There are so many characters to choose from and so many modes you can easily invest hundreds of hours into this game. My only minor criticism is since the story mode is told from the perspective of the kingdoms rather than individual characters, you won't always be able to play as your favorite warrior. That being said, there are plenty of other modes where you can play as whoever you want and even build your own empire. Other than that, if you love Dynasty Warriors, get this game immediately. You may have some issues setting up a control schematic (which I recommend for this game), but once it's done you won't be able to put this game down. There is no multiplayer in this port, which is a shame, but it offers everything else the console ports have and much better performance.
Dynasty warriors 8 xl ce is an odd one. The game itself is awesome, as someone that has watched the series grow i can tell you that this is the best one, its extremely fun. Due to the various gubbins that they have added to the game it has reached a point where you can use strategy now, they have made a multitude of game modes, they added more weapons, they added more people, more maps. Its really on steroids this time and its awesome. The game does however look dated as in its a ps3 port for some odd reason and give up trying for mod support because its heavily encrypted. Its also only goes up to 1080p for some odd reason, its a shame as its easy to just call the resolutions from windows. Some people say that the draw distance isn't big enough but it seems about fine for me, the number of enemies that you can have on screen at once however is insane, like you can be seeing multiples of hundreds coming at you at once and when you can pull off some crazy strategy perfectly and actually win well there are very few games that have that gratifying sensation. If you like a good hack and slash then this is the one to buy, it may not look amazing but graphics aren't everything, this is seriously fun and you would regret ignoring it.
There are some new things, but Dynasty Warriors has always been a hack'n'slash centric game with some RPG elements, which was expanded by the Xtreme Legends edition. Set in one of my personal favourite time period of history, The Romance of The Three Kingdoms are one of the most dramatic stories which a multitude of different characters with great personalities. But the story have not changed much with each game because it is based on history. The gameplay is the same old "Press buttons, characters do awesome moves", it is satisfying as always, with dozens and dozens different weapons with each having its own moveset, the animations have always been a strong point and they have never fail to disappoint. The music has always been upbeat, dragging the player along their epic fight. While the game holds itself up with great gameplay, animation and music, the graphics is what holding it back, the game runs smoothly even on older computers, but the developers for some reasons decided not to take full use of more powerful computer's capabilities, they would only need to add more graphical options! The PC version is unfortunately not even on par with the PS4 version when it comes to graphic fidelity despite having more than enough room to breathe. Overall, if you have liked DW games, you will like this game, new weapons, characters and new mechanics (like Rage Mode) along with the Xtreme Legends mode. In my personal opinion, this is recommended! Although I do hope the developers will be able to make use of a PC's capabilities more in the future.
If you've played one, you've played them all. It's not much different in this game compared to the other installments in this series. That's not to say this is a bad game, quite the opposite. It's mad addictive and fun! Some new things in this installment is weapon affinities, an improvement of the story mode from DW7 (You play faction-based campaigns, not one campaign per character) and a kind of base-builder mode that's pretty fun. The game is dragged down by a horrible porting job. *The graphics are NOT up to par with this gen. The port is based on the PS3 version, not the PS4 one. The potential of the PC is wasted. *The game is also pretty badly optimized and FPS drops are common, *The out-of-the-box controls when using a xbox-controller or similar is VERY weird and my logitech controller didn't work at all. *Although I personally haven't had those problems, I've heard people complaining about crashed, especially on startup. Despite these things however, this is a pretty good and very fun game if you can stomach this kind of port. Hopefully the devs (or maybe the community) will try to fix these things over time. If you have a PS4, I would recommend you get this game for that instead of PC.
I've never played any games in Dynasty Warriors series. The closest thing was a spin-off, Hyrule Warriors, and even then I only watched someone else play it. I really had no experience with this series previously. I had very little idea as to what I should expect from this series. However, I found it was very easy to get into game play wise. After about 5-10 minutes, first comers will likely have the controls down. While technically repetitive, it's a very fun game. You'll kill hordes and hordes of enemies with little to no effort; you feel very powerful. Not just that, but if you're like me and prefer playing female characters, you can do that too - beautiful, strong female characters. There is actually a lot of depth in the game as well. You can play several modes including story mode, one where you can attempt to conquer the land(although I didn't play too much of that yet), equip your characters with different items, level them up and more that I'm sure I haven't even discovered yet. Overall, I'd say this is a great entry point to the series if you're noob to it, like me.
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